Author Leila Howland launches her latest middle grade novel, The Brightest Stars of Summer, on Sunday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Get ready to dip into vacation-time with a reading and signing of this exciting sequel to The Forget-Me-Not Summer as the Silver sisters return to Cape Cod.
Wedding bells are ringing on the Cape and sisters Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily are heading back to their beloved Pruet to help bride-to-be Aunt Sunny plan her big day! Marigold can’t wait to escape the embarrassment of being cut from one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters—especially after she bragged to all her friends. And Zinnie is trying her hardest to write a story good enough to be admitted into an elite writing program. She finds unexpected inspiration in Marigold’s heartbreak over last summer’s crush. Zinnie also meets a cute kid named Max, but when it becomes clear that Max has eyes for Marigold, Zinnie betrays Marigold in an unthinkable sister crime. With a wedding on the horizon, will the Silver sisters be able to overcome their tensions and hurts in time to give Sunny what she’s already given them: a summer to remember?
“Charming. [A] humorous yet thoughtful sister story.” — Kirkus Reviews
Leila Howland was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. The Forget-Me-Not Summer was her highly praised middle grade debut. She has also written two critically acclaimed YA novels: Nantucket Blue and Nantucket Red. Leila now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, baby boy, and two dogs.